Walking down the street alone
She was rushing to get home
She was to get married that week
And then holiday in Rome!
The sun went down, stars lit up
As she paced across the streets
To her surprise, she felt suspicious
And turned back to a pair of feet.
Her eyes rolled up, she saw a man
Wicked, furious and drunk
He extended his arm, grabbed the girl
The girl’s heart just shrunk.
She cried for help, her shouts and screams
Were not given a care
The man undressed her, brutally RAPED her
Her clothes torn, her body bare.
She moaned and cried, waited for death
To take her pain away
For she was broken inside and out
Brutalised like a tiger’s prey.
She remembered her love, her mom and dad
And then cried just some more
She was leaving them a bit too soon
Her soul then just tore.
Soon then, death arrived
She still lay there in shame
Her family was in shock & tears
The beastly man, they wanted to tame.
After she slept, people woke up
Saying they’d take no more
Every woman would live with pride
To this they had swore.
Months later, the beast was hung
Tortured away to death
He felt as helpless, as the girl he raped
Covered in the shame of his sweat.
The hound finally unburdened the earth
But in hell, he must’ve gone
For such animals deserve no respite
They should be tortured on earth and beyond!
****So after the Nirbhaya Rape Case happened 2 years ago, I wrote this poem and the theme was (guess what?) Rape, Unfortunately the most talked about thing that time. Few things have changed ever since. However my poem is just a figment of my imagination because obviously the ending of my poem and the reality aren’t the same, making it an unhappy ending but how I wish it was a happy one. I wish things ended on a positive note and I wish today I would’ve not been embarrassed to be a girl. I wish the rapists’ fate was as given above. I wish****